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Japan prosecutors charge Kobe Steel in fake data scandal

Jul. 19, 2018 6:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors charged major steelmaker Kobe Steel Thursday with violating laws overseeing competition in a massive faking of product quality data. Kobe Steel, which has repeatedly apologized for the practice, said in a statement that it took the allegations seriously and was working to...

5 things to know about Tesla's China plans

Jul. 12, 2018 6:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Electric vehicle producer Tesla Inc. says it will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai. The step is logical for a company that looks to China as its No. 2 market. But Tesla faces growing competition from Chinese and foreign brands that are developing dozens of...

Nissan names new leader at Mississippi auto plant

Jul. 11, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is naming a new leader for its Mississippi assembly plant. The Japanese company announced Wednesday that Philip Calhoun will become vice president of manufacturing in Canton, where Nissan and contractors employ 6,400 people. Calhoun has been senior director of...

China auto sales growth weakens in June amid trade battle

Jul. 11, 2018 4:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales decelerated in June, adding to economic pressure on Beijing amid a worsening trade battle with Washington, an industry group reported Wednesday. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans rose 2.3 percent in the most populous auto market, down from May's 7.9 percent growth,...

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

Jul. 11, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an agreement signed Tuesday, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. Tesla Inc.'s announcement comes amid mounting U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and follows...

Tesla will build its 1st factory outside US in Shanghai

Jul. 10, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. Tesla Inc.'s announcement comes amid mounting U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and follows Beijing's April promise to end...

BMW to make electric MINIs in China

Jul. 10, 2018 6:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — BMW Group and the biggest Chinese SUV brand, Great Wall Motor, announced a partnership Tuesday to produce electric MINI vehicles in China as global automakers ramp up development under pressure from Beijing. The companies said they signed an agreement Monday during an event in Berlin...

Nissan says exhaust tests were altered in latest scandal

Jul. 9, 2018 5:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. said Monday that it altered the results of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests of new vehicles sold in Japan, in the latest misconduct to surface at the Japanese automaker. Nissan acknowledged in September that it had been carrying out illegal post-production tests at its...

Japan banks on 3D mapping deemed crucial for driverless cars

Jun. 14, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise digital maps that can guide self-driving cars within inches of where they should be — a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promise of widespread use of driverless vehicles. Japan's government is...

China auto sales rise 7.9 percent in May as electrics surge

Jun. 12, 2018 5:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales rose 7.9 percent in May from a year earlier as purchases of electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles more than doubled to 102,000, an industry group reported Tuesday. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans rose to 1.9 million, according to the China Association of...